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Gao Zhisheng

Drivel from Dictators

Freedom House | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Freedom House

by Daniel Calingaert Executive Vice President Dictators come up with some pretty lame excuses for abusing the rights of their citizens. And these ex...

Jailed Chinese Lawyer Denied Visits

AP | By ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 01.10.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Relatives of an outspoken human rights lawyer jailed after being secretly held by Chinese security agents were told Tuesday that he is unde...

In Defense of Dylan in China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Lynch

Maureen Dowd's virulent critique of Bob Dylan makes one wonder, where has she been in all of this? China's "harshest crackdown on artists, lawyers, writers and dissidents in a decade" didn't just start this weekend.

Blind Human Rights Lawyer Beaten and Isolated in Chinese Crackdown

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Quigley

A self-taught lawyer in China who was recently released after years in prison has now been put in home detention -- isolated and beaten by authorities.

The Rule of Law and China's Recent Assault on Lawyers

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

I met Tang Jitian and was impressed with his understanding of his role in pushing the Chinese government to truly commit to a rule of law.

Missing Chinese Lawyer Described Brutal Torture Before Disappearing

AP | CHARLES HUTZLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — The police stripped Gao Zhisheng bare and pummeled him with handguns in holsters. For two days and nights, they took turns beating him...

Gao Zhisheng: China's Defiance On Human Rights Stirs Fears For Missing Dissident

nytimes.com | ANDREW JACOBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- A year ago this week, Chinese security agents made a midnight visit to the home of Gao Zhisheng, one of China's most high-profile human rig...